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Main Title Chesapeake Bay Benthic Community Restoration Goals.
Author Ranasinghe, J. A. ; Weisberg, S. B. ; Dauer, D. M. ; Schaffner, L. C. ; Diaz, R. J. ;
CORP Author Versar, Inc., Columbia, MD. ;Old Dominion Univ., Norfolk, VA. Dept. of Biological Sciences. ;Virginia Inst. of Marine Science, Gloucester Point.;Environmental Protection Agency, Annapolis, MD. Chesapeake Bay Program.;Maryland Dept. of Natural Resources, Annapolis. Chesapeake Bay Research and Monitoring Div.
Publisher Dec 93
Year Published 1993
Report Number EPA-68-D9-0166 ;MDNR-CB92-006-004;
Stock Number PB94-177292
Additional Subjects Chesapeake Bay ; Water pollution control ; Benthos ; Biological communities ; Aquatic ecosystems ; Biological indicators ; Estuaries ; Water pollution effects ; Water pollution monitoring ; Goals ; Chesapeake Bay Program
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB94-177292 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 09/01/1994
Collation 91p
The report describes an effort to define the expectations for benthic communities in nondegraded bottom habitats of the Chesapeake Bay. The specific objectives were to use existing data to establish expectations (restoration goals) for benthic communities in nondegraded bottom habitats of the Chesapeake Bay; develop an index that measures goal attainment; and identify areas in which future research may be helpful for refining, and decreasing uncertainty in, the identifed restoration goals. The report describes development of the Chesapeak Bay Benthic Community Restoration Goals, and a Restoration Goal Index (RGI) that can be used to assess whether goals are being met. The approach used to develop the goals and the index, and the results of analytical efforts, are detailed in Chapter II. A discussion of results and recommendations for the future are presented in Chapter III.